What is the Difference Between Tooth Whitening and Bleaching?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Nearly any dental product can claim to whiten teeth. Toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and toothpastes can make this claim because they remove surface stains. Truly anything you use to scrape plaque and food particles from the teeth could be considered a tooth whitener – that doesn’t mean it will be even remotely effective at removing deep stains and age-related discoloration.

Tooth bleaching is most commonly what people think of when talking about teeth whitening. This treatment uses a bleaching solution to remove deep stains and discoloration, restoring a bright and white appearance to enamel. The Woodlands cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young offers advanced teeth whitening treatments that can brighten teeth up to 10 shades in just a single office visit.

Take-Home Kits

You can purchase take-home tooth whitening kits at nearly any grocery store in The Woodlands. However, these kits cannot help you achieve the same results as a professional teeth whitening from Dr. Young. What’s more, store-bought kits, even those with so-called “boil and bite” application trays, tend to be sloppy and inconsistent, more often than not rendering them a complete waste of money.

For consistent, comfortable, and reliable results, it is always best to have your teeth whitened by an experienced cosmetic dentist.

To schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Young, please contact The Woodlands Premier Dentistry today.

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